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Jewish Film Festival

AMC Mountainside 10
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Aulcie
Monday, April 13 • 7:30 p.m.

Director: Dani Menkin
Language: English
Running Time: 75 minutes  

One of Israel’s top athletes captures the nation’s spirit while prevailing against the odds, in this exciting biography of a basketball icon. From Harlem’s courts to Maccabi Tel Aviv ‘76, Aulcie Perry helped Israel win its first European Championship. But fame led to a dramatic downfall, then ultimate redemption, for this superstar who put Israeli basketball on the map.

Standing Up, Falling Down 
Wednesday, April 22 • 7:30 p.m.

Director: Matt Ratner
Language: English
Running Time: 91 minutes   

Things are not going according to plan for Scott (Ben Schwartz), a stand-up comedian begrudgingly returning to Long Island after striking out on the Los Angeles comedy scene. Wracked with doubt and facing the prospect of a soul-crushing “real” job, Ben finds an unexpected connection with Marty (Billy Crystal), a local dermatologist and charming barfly.

The Song of Names
Tuesday, May 5 • 7:30 p.m.

Director: François Girard
Language: English
Running Time: 113 minutes  

Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in François Girard’s (Hochelaga, Land of Souls) latest sweeping historical drama, about a man searching for his childhood best friend — a Polish violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust — who vanished decades before on the night of his first public performance.

Latter Day Jew
Tuesday, May 12 • 7:30 p.m.

Director: Aliza Rosen
Language: English
Running Time: 113 minutes  

How does a gay, former-Mormon cancer survivor who converted to Judaism at the age of 34 prepare for his bar mitzvah? Comedian H. Alan Scott, known for his appearances on “Ellen” and “The Jimmy Kimmel Show,” talks with friends and Jewish comedians (including Judy Gold), takes a trip to Israel and, finally, deals with the big questions: How did his cancer scare affect his path to Judaism and how will becoming a Jew affect his relationship with his Mormon family?

The Crossing
Monday, May 18 • 7:30 p.m.

Director: Johanne Helgeland
Language: Norwegian with English subtitles
Running Time: 96 minutes  

The story of the adventurous 10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto whose parents are in the Norwegian resistance movement during the Second World War. One day, just before Christmas in 1942, Gerda and Otto's parents are arrested, leaving the siblings on their own. Following the arrest, they discover two Jewish children, Sarah and Daniel, hidden in a secret cupboard in their basement at home. It is now up to Gerda and Otto to finish what their parents started: To help Sarah and Daniel flee from the Nazis cross the border to neutral Sweden and reunite them with their parents. The Crossing is a film about the confidence, uncompromising loyalty and great courage you can find in even the youngest of children.

Tickets

In Advance
$12 JCC Member/Senior 62+/Student
$14 General Public

At the Door
$15 General Admission (for all ages)

Series Subscriber
1 ticket for each film
$55 JCC Member/Senior 62+/Student
$65 General Public

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Made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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